ICH 22 December 2012: I Quit Murdering People on November 17, 2012

22 December 2012 — Information Clearing House


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US and Russia Back Bid to Find End to Syrian War

By Alex Spillius, Damien McElroy

The United States and Russia have backed a final bid to find a political solution to Syria’s civil war, as Moscow said it was prepared to accept President Bashar al-Assad’s departure.



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Wired’s Most Dangerous: Russia’s cyber-security mogul behind Flame virus downfall hits top 15

22 December 2012 — RT

Evgeny Kaspersky, founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Europe's and Russia's largest producer of anti-virus computer software, in the company's office. (RIA Novosti/Sergey Guneev)

Evgeny Kaspersky, founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Europe’s and Russia’s largest producer of anti-virus computer software, in the company’s office. (RIA Novosti/Sergey Guneev)

Two US whistleblowers, Syria’s president, a Mexican drug lord – and Evgeny Kaspersky, the founder of Kaspersky Lab., one of the biggest international malware-fighting companies – make it into the list of Wired magazine’s Most Dangerous People.

Why dangerous though? What brings together Paula Broadwell whose book cost the CIA’s director David Petraeus his post in the government and Iran’s mysterious general Qassem Suleimani thought to be behind Tehran’s alleged nuclear weapons aspirations? 

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Cancer of Corruption, Seeds of Destruction: The Monsanto GMO Whitewash By F. William Engdahl

19 December, 2012Global Research

Because of the power vested in the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium, with command over a space encompassing 27 nations with more than 500 million citizens and the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 18 trillion US dollars, it’s perhaps no surprise in this era of moral promiscuity that powerful private lobby groups such as the tobacco industry, the drug lobby, the agribusiness lobby and countless others spend enormous sums of money and other favors—legal and sometimes illegal—to influence policy decisions of the EU Commission.

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UK Reporting on Venezuela Continues to be Clouded by Partiality

21 December 2012 — News Unspun

As Hugo Chávez receives further cancer treatment in Cuba, this time seemingly with much higher stakes than before, the UK media has again shown where its interests lie when it comes to reporting on left-wing Latin American governments. The attack has come in many forms, from portraying once again the country as militaristic, to demonising Nicolas Maduro, the vice-president of Venezuela, who will stand for election in the event that Hugo Chávez cannot continue as president.

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The Religious and Social Crisis in America. Political Consequences By Prof. James Petras

20 December, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — Global Research

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The opening long decade of the 21st century (2000-<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012) has been a period of repeated and profound economic and social crises, of serial and prolonged wars and declining living standards for the vast majority of Americans. How have people responded to this crisis? No large scale, long term, socio-political movements have emerged to challenge the bi-partisan dominent classes. For a brief moment the “ Occupy <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Wall Street ” movement provided a platform to denounce the 1% super-rich but then faded into memory.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 21 December 2012: Israel’s assault on Gaza killed 177, mostly civilians

21 December 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Europe Trying To Convince U.S To Obtain Security Council Resolution Against Settlements
IMEMC – Nimir Hammad, Political Advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, stated that several European Countries are exerting efforts meant at convincing the United States to obtain a serious resolution at the United Nations General Assembly to prevent Israel from continuing its illegal settlement activities. … 

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Egypt in Light of the Iranian Revolution: The Restoration of a Dictatorship? By Araz Bagban

22 December 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 748

The new constitution submitted to referendum by Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt elected with the support of the Freedom and Justice party, i.e. the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in addition to its properties of attacking working-class achievements as well as women‘s and minorities’ rights, is preparing the legal ground for the Brotherhood to seize the whole political power in the country. The powers proposed for the president in the constitution, not subject to any supervision, are leading Egypt toward dictatorship. Continue reading

Chavez. Venezuela is on the Threshold of New Tests By Nil NIKANDROV

21 December 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

We cannot yet have complete confidence in a successful outcome of the fourth operation, which Hugo Chavez has undergone. Cuban oncologists and surgeons are doing their best to suppress the disease, and the metastases which appear despite the grueling sessions of chemotherapy. Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 16-22 December 2012: Egypt / Venezuela / US Space / Asia-China / N Korea / Syria Obama

22 December 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Aleut Internment Camps

22.12.2012 | 00:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH

…The movie called Aleut Story has hit the screens recently. This is the story devoted to the horrible events of 1942, when the population of the Aleutian Islands and the island of Pribilof was replaced and interned… The story of Japanese internment is more or less known in the United States… After the Japanese bombing of Dutch Harbor in Unalaska in 1942, the Alaska’s Aleuts followed the fate of Japanese Americans. Continue reading